Swan in Bloom

The talented florists at The Swan Flower Company created a beautiful midsummer’s garden in the Balcony Room, with tumbling wisteria and overflowing florals as part of our 2018 summer pop up. By day we served our A Midsummer Night’s Dream…


New flavours introduced to our Afternoon Tea Menu

Our A Midsummer Night’s Dream afternoon tea is inspired by the characters’ journeys in Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy. From the apricots that Titania feeds to Bottom and the mulberries on the lovers’ tree, to the ‘nodding violets’ that grow upon…


Shakespeare in Love

The big day is fast approaching, and the annual race to find somewhere loved-up but safe from saccharine is on once more. Sitting by the river, next to The Globe (surely the capital’s most romantic theatre) and in eyeshot of…


Afternoon Tea: an English classic that’s bang in season

There are few things so quintessentially English as the Afternoon Tea. Dating back to the 1800s, it was invented by the aristocrat Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who wanted something to combat that ‘sinking feeling’ in the afternoon, after…


Father’s Day Lunch at the Swan with Gentleman’s Tea

We were featured in The Resident this week at http://www.theresident.co.uk/london-culture-events/5-south-east-london-treats-dad-fathers-day/ – for our Gentleman’s Tea option that would be a perfect fit for Father’s Day in London (which is on Sunday June 19th, 2016 by the way). Our Gentleman’s Tea…

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